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PETA to sue USDA for animal welfare records

(CNN) People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is preparing to sue the US Department of Agriculture and the Animal Health Inspection Service to obtain records of Animal Welfare Act enforcement actions, CNN has learned. PETA says Freedom of Information Act requests for these records submitted between December 2016 and December 2017 have gone unanswered. The […]

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Congress pushes USDA to reinstate public animal inspection reports

Language in a document connected to the omnibus spending bill urges the U.S. Department of Agriculture to increase public access to inspection reports of animal breeders and other facilities after the agency, citing privacy concerns, rolled back access to the information. The USDA removed inspection reports from a public database last February, leading to criticism […]

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Amid outcry, some animal welfare documents restored to USDA website

Some of the animal welfare documents that were abruptly purged from a Department of Agriculture database early this month were restored last week, days after animal rights groups filed a lawsuit to make the records public again.

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